Category Archives: Current Issues in the Church
Category: Current Issues in the Church
AsiaNews: On December 3 last a government army air strike destroyed the St. Francis Xavier church in Mung Koe, Shan State (northeastern Myanmar). Msgr. Philip Za Hawng, bishop of the Diocese of Lashio, where the parish is located, wrote a message that says: “The whole church was destroyed, with the exception of the bell tower. The smoke which rose was visible from far away until noon. … More →
1Peter5, Maike Hickson; At the time of the publication of the Dubia of the Four Cardinals, there was an additional report that Cardinal Gerhard Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), also received a copy. Like the pope, however, he has not responded. This fact has caused grave concern among faithful Catholics since they look to Müller as the defender of … More →
LifeSiteNews, Jan Bentz: While the dubia of four Cardinals concerning clarification of Amoris Laetitia spreads wider and wider ripples in the Vatican and worldwide, the dean of the Apostolic Tribunal of the Roman Rota, the highest appeals court of the Church, says that they risk losing their Cardinalate. “The action of the Holy Spirit cannot be doubted,” he says. “[The Cardinals] question not one synod but two! … More →
The mission of the Catholic Church is to “make disciples of all nations,” which is to say, to evangelize the entire world, in fidelity to her Divine Founder and His command recorded in the Holy Gospels (Matt. 28:18–20, Mark 16:14–18, Luke 24:44–49). Saint Paul was deeply impressed with this mandate as a personal obligation upon himself, binding under sin: “For if I preach the gospel, it … More →
1Peter5, Maike Hickson: After the wonderful news yesterday that Bishop Athanasius Schneider has come publicly to the aid of the courageous Four Cardinals who are challenging Pope Francis over the much-contested post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia, a second Polish Bishop – after Auxiliary Bishop Józef Wróbel of Lublin, Poland – has now raised his voice in a similar way. Bishop Jan Watroba, President of the Council … More →
The Wanderer, translated by and commented upon by Maike Hickson from an interview with Katholisch.de. On 21 November, 2016, Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, the prominent former bishop of Hong Kong and defender of the loyal Underground Church of China, has given an important interview to the German Bishops’ official website, Katholisch.de. In it, he describes the dangers of the Vatican’s current policy of working with the … More →
Catholic Culture: The prefect of the Vatican’s new dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life has criticized Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia for saying that Amoris Laetitia does not change the Church’s teaching that divorced-and-remarried Catholics cannot receive Communion. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
National Catholic Register: Four cardinals asked Pope Francis five dubia questions, or “doubts,” about the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) in a bid to clear up ambiguities and confusion surrounding the text. On Nov. 14, they went public with their request, after they learned that the Holy Father had decided not to respond to their questions. Interview is here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, … More →
AsiaNews: Today, and in the past few days, many Catholics in and outside of China have remembered Fr Yu Heping, also known as Heping (peace in Chinese), on the first anniversary of his death. On 8 November exactly a year ago, his family received news that his body was found that day. The priest’s body was found in a river near the city of Taiyuan … More →
This is betrayal at its worse. To snub the very bishops and clergy who are totally loyal to Rome. The courageous spokesman for the persecuted Church in China, Cardinal Zen, is now being shunned by the Vatican. Fellow Salesian, Archbishop Savio Hon, who served in the Curia, has been sent out of the way to Guam. AsiaNews, Bernard Cervellera: The faithful of the underground Church are frustrated … More →
Below is a freebie video of one of my shows, brought to you by the YouTube channel, Sensus Fidelium. The topic is a Fifth Column in the Church, and my guest is Joe Doyle, the Executive Director of the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts. There are numerous links to relevant resources for this show here at the Reconquest site. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Zen said he would prefer “no bishops” rather than the government “puppets” that head the official Church. Catholic Culture: Cardinal Joseph Zen has issued a dramatic warning against a proposed agreement that, he fears, would give the Chinese government control over the Catholic Church. With multiple reports suggesting that an accord between Rome and Beijing in imminent, and that the Holy See will recognize bishops who … More →
1Peter5, Maike Hickson: As several outlets have now reported, on 28 October 2016 – just before his going to Lund, Sweden – Pope Francis replaced all the members of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. That is the dicastery currently (but perhaps only temporarily) headed by Cardinal Robert Sarah. Several Catholic authors from around the world – clergy and laymen … More →